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by Natalie Zellat Dyen (Huntington Valley, PA) Within the bookends of your life Between the beginning and the ending Lies a work in progress Blank pages to be filled every day. When you’re young and each empty line leads to …
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by Michael J. Weinstein (Syosset, NY) “On three things the world depends: Torah study, the service of G-d, and bestowing kindness.”— from Pirkei Avot, Ethics of Our Fathers I was not brought up very observant, but after a family trip …
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by Genie Milgrom (Miami, FL) I clearly remember the day I became a part of the Jewish people. How could I forget? It was the culmination of the four plus years of study for an Orthodox conversion that had once …
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by Mel Glenn (Brooklyn, NY) In the matter of prayers the jury is still out. Some say these prayers ride the express straight up to heaven. Others opine they are but bootless cries to the same place. Do they cross …
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by Janice L. Booker (Malibu, CA) If it’s Friday, it must be chicken.  Our family’s Shabbat dinner in South Philadelphia was as ritualistic as Torah law.  The menu was chicken soup, vegetables (cooked in the soup), stewed chicken, challah, and dessert.  The day started with the purchase of the chicken. …
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by Helga Harris (Sarasota, FL) Perhaps due to my age, I was the only member of my family of four who had not been upset about unexpectedly leaving Berlin in April 1938. My parents kept their plans to emigrate a …
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by Steven Sher (Jerusalem, Israel) for Nini, on his third birthday Our grandson dons a tallit katan for the first time and we ride the bus to see the Rebbes in Geula. “Sweet boy. Such a sweet boy.” Each blesses …
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by Ellen Norman Stern (Willow Grove, PA) I will never forget Thursday, May 26, 1938, the day my mother, our beloved Scottish Terrier named Peeps, and I stood on the pier of the North German Lloyd shipping company in Bremerhaven, …
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by Jane Ellen Glasser (Lighthouse Pt., FL)         for my daughter on her 16th wedding anniversary I would never have thought sixteen years a sweet anniversary, a rejuvenation of love. That was the year your father and I divorced.       …
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by Dobra Levitt (Jerusalem, Israel)        I love my Talmud Torah class.  It meets one morning a week in a shul in the heart of Jerusalem.  And just as no other place in the world has a heart like the …
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